Winter Olympics Will See The Least American Visitors

Winter Olympics Will See The Least American Visitors

By Rachel Kolman January 27, 2014

As we’re weeks away from this year’s Olympic games, it looks like Sochi will see the least amount of American spectators visiting an Olympic games in the last 20 years. US tour operators blame poor reception on several factors: terrorism …

Americans Continue to Watch Even More Video

Research from Nielsen’s Three Screen Report show that shows that Americans are watching more television than ever, and web and mobile video are increasing as well. No surprise there.

The average American watches about 153 hours of TV per month at home. This is an increase of 1.2% from last year. 131 million Americans watch video on the web, and on average, they watch about 3 hours of video online each month between home and work.

Study Looks at Internet Use in America

The newest PEW/Internet and American Life study indicates just how important the Internet is becoming in . . . well, American Life. Of the nearly 2800 Americans surveyed, 58% turn to the Internet first for answers.

Americans In The Dark About Digital TV Switch
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A good number of U.S. TV watchers are not aware that analog signals will change to digital in 2009, according to Leichtman Research Group’s "HDTV 2007: Consumer Awareness, Interest and Ownership" report.

Americans Love Blogs

It’s official. Americans love blogs. According to a new Synovate/Marketing Daily survey out today, 8 out of 10 Americans know what a blog is–and just about half of us have visited a blog.

This new study polled 1000 U.S. adults using Synovate eNation and took place between July 30, 2007 and August 1, 2007. The survey’s results prove that blogging has now officially entered the mainstream.

Americans Blogging Habits

Eight out of 10 Americans know what a blog is and close to half have visited blogs, according to a survey from Synovate/Marketing Daily.

Americans Stay Healthy Searching Online

Seventy percent of adults in the U.S. use the Internet as their main source for medical and health information according to a study done by Harris Interactive and commissioned by Ask.com

Americans Support Ban On Texting While Driving

Eighty-nine percent of American adults believe that sending text messages or emails while driving is dangerous and should be banned according to a new survey commissioned by mobile messaging service Pinger and conducted by Harris Interactive.

Americans And Email Addiction
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More Americans are using portable devices to keep track of their email around the clock according to AOL’s third annual "Email Addiction" survey.

Americans Spend Less Time On Social Networks
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I’ll admit it: I’m not the most social person you’ll ever meet.  In fact, it seems like a lot of Americans aren’t all that social, compared, at least, to people from South Korea, Brazil, China, and Mexico.  This is one of the findings of a new Ipsos Insight study.

Americans Buy HDTVs For Gaming, Movies

Around 16 million high-definition televisions (HDTV) will sell in 2007 predicts the Consumer Electronics Association, bringing the total number of HDTVs sold in the U.S. to 52.5 million.

Thirty percent of U.S. households have an HDTV and the number is expected to increase to 36 percent by the end of this year. Among HDTV households, close to a third own more than one high-definition set, illustrating the healthiness of the market.

Web 2.0? Nearly Half Just Say No

The Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest report said that while 8 percent of Americans have embraced advanced information and communication technology (ICT), 49 percent have little to no interest in it.

A Third Of Americans Use Wikipedia

When American Internet users want answers they turn to Wikipedia. More than a third of adults (36%) look to the user-generated encyclopedia according to a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

What Americans Think Of The iPhone
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The anticipation of the launch of Apple’s iPhone has created plenty of buzz. A new survey from Harris Interactive takes a deeper look on what American think about the mother of all mobiles.

They found that the iPhone is not yet a household word but that 47 percent of respondents were aware of the product and 17 percent had an interest in buying it, which they noted was impressive for a product that has not yet been released.

Yahoo Says Americans Work Too Much

Usually, when I go home for the day, I unplug. Unplugging means not even jacked in wirelessly: cell phone is off; computer (if I can help it) is off; laptop is off. The same goes for the weekend; if you want to get a hold of me, it can wait until Monday. Home is home, work is work, and I’m quite strict about their separation.

More Americans Filing Taxes Online
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With tax season here and the deadline looming for Americans to make their annual payments to Uncle Sam more people are filing their taxes online.

Far-Off Googlers Spin Wheels, Americans Sit Idle

Google wants to protect the environment; it also wants its employees to stay happy and healthy.  So, to address both issues at once, the search engine company is giving away around 2,000 free bicycles.  Ironically, the bikes will not be offered to Google’s American employees, who (statistically speaking) are probably most in need of some exercise.